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>>> the texas lawmaker who told us that the threat from so-called terror babies is real and former government agents could back it up. weeks later, no evidence from her but plenty of complaints we blindsided her with questions she was unprepared. blindside, her word. you got the tape so you can judge for yourself. we'll show it to you. we're keeping them honest. >>> also, raw politics. tea party sensation christine o'donnell is warning her supporters against smears in the media but she could soon be facing questions from the from reporters but federal prosecutors. we'll explain why ahead. >>> later, crime and punishment. the other night, jeffrey toobin called it the most heinous crime he's known. the connecticut home invasion murders that left a mother and her two daughters dead and two men on trial for their lives. tonight, who are the accused? >>> we begin "keeping them honest" with a texas lawmaker who continues to spread fear about so-called terror babies. in case you haven't heard the terror baby theory, it's belief that pregnant middle eastern women are coming here on tourist
candidates. he also told us this is in all his time in the middle east, the fbi never got any reports about this. okay. tonight, though, we focus on the other texas lawmaker making these claims. she's a texas state representative. debbie riddle. she is the one who first brought the idea to our attention when we had her booked to talk about illegal immigration and the 14th amendment. i hadn't heard of louie gohmert's claims yet when i interviewed debbie riddle on august 10th. >> you told my producer that pregnant women are coming here as tourists, having babies and coming back with a nefarious purpose of turning them into little terrorists who will then come back to the u.s. and do us harm. you said it's part of an organized terrorist element that can cost us lives. where did you hear that? >> that is information that is coming to my office from former fbi officials. >> what former fbi officials, i mean, what evidence is there of some sort of long-term plot to have american -- babies born here and then become -- raised as terrorists overseas and then come back here? >> well, at this point, i
>>> good evening. for years a lot of us bought them without thinking much about them. but then you tend to think about them when cases of salmonella start galloping across the country as they just did. so today in washington, they heard testimony from two of the largest egg producers in this country. millions of people have purchased their brands without knowing it and still will. the problem is, 1,600 people got sick recently in 22 out of 50 states. there could be many more who passed it off as a passing bug. 500 million eggs were recalled. today, we got a glimpse, for better or worse, into these two big producers. our own tom costello starts us off from washington. he's in a store there tonight. tom, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. in fact, most grocery stores nationwide, all stores should be free of those bad eggs. today, the iowa farm at the center of this mess suggested that a third provider, a feed supplier, may be responsible for the salmonella that has led to the recall of 500 million eggs. on capitol hill today, the man at the center of the biggest salmonella egg recal
>> sean: thank you we'll have more tomorrow night. as always thank you for being with us. let not your heart be troubled, the news continues. greta is gonna take it away see you tomorrow night. thanks for being with us. >> greta: it is over, at least part of it is over. seven years after the beginning of the war in iraq, president obama announcing the end of combat operations. >> the president: so tonight i'm announcing the american combat mission in iraq has ended. operation iraqi freedom is over. and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. this was my pledge to the american people as a candidate for this office. our combat mission is ending. but our commit element to iraq's future isú" not. -- our commitment to iraq's future is not. going forward a transitional force will remain with a different mission this afternoon i spoke to former president george w. bush. it is well-known that he and i disagreed about the war from its outset yet, no one can doubt president bush's support four -- for our troops and love of country. there were pa
? congratulations. you get the book. appreciate it. that's it for us. situation room with wolf blitzer next. >>> new evidence that the man trying to bomb times square in new york city didn't plan to stop there. this hour, we're learning more about the terror threats then and now including a potential plot to attack high-profile targets in europe. >>> also, the california governor's race gets combustible with new allegations leveled by a former housekeeper to republican candidate meg whitman. stand by for the story and brand new polls on some of the hottest political races in the nation. some will surpriseyou. our investigative correspondent will reveal how she was almost punked. political activist tried to create a fake story and embarrass cnn. wait until you hear and see these very strange details. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room". >>> threatened to be the most serious terror attacks since 9/11. now we're learning that he had over targets as well. a potential terror plot in europe that may have been green lighted by osama bin laden himself. let's bring in homeland security correspon
who said, lisa, please, please give us that choice because they told me, we cannot accept is the extremist views of joe miller, and we cannot -- [cheers and applause]. >> will not... [cheers and applause]. >> we can't. [cheers and applause]. >> eric: what does it mean for the race and for tea partiers nationwide? coming up in a few minutes, we'll bring you joe miller's first response to the senator's comments. fox news sunday host anchor, chris wallace will join us live. jamie? >> jamie: tea party groups, eric, hope for another big win, a race they are hoping for, the kentucky race and backing rand paul, an ophthalmologist in his race against jack conway, rand paul joins us live from bowling green, kentucky, dr. paul, thanks for being with us. good morning. >> good morning, good to be with you. thanks for having me. >> jamie: no doubt, there is a tidal wave when it comes to the tea party and many people are trying to figure out what it is. do you see it as a wing of the g.o.p.? or is it a critique of it? >> well, i tell people that the tea party is equal parts chastisement
five months ago causing the largest oil spill in u.s. history. >>> pope benedict xvi expressing deep sympathy for the conflict that has hit the catholic church. >> you are at the spot where a lot of people are coming together for his next public event? >> reporter: this is hyde park in london where the park will end with a prayer vigil that is expected to be attended by around 80,000 people or so. i can tell you that there are easily tens of thousands of people here already and the headlines are still about three hours or so away. it has been a busy day for the pope. it started with a meeting with the british prime minister at london's westminster cathedral. it was there he touched on that story that follows him everywhere. the child abuse scandal. he spoke of how everyone within the church feels shame and humiliation as what members of the clergy have done. take a listen. >> to cause abuse of children, especially since the church. above all, i express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of this despicable crime along with my hope that the power of christ, his sacrifice of reconci
to come and change washington by the knew candidates is useful. >> reporter: he pointed to a number of recent primaries and establishment candidates were knocked out by conservatives, including christine o'donnell from delaware. grassroots 7, little bit zero. islam has been a big topic for speakers here and bill bennett, host of "morning in america" spoke of terrorist acts made in the name of islam and islamic leaders who have not repudiated the acts. >> we are angry at what the religion has done to itself and to us. this is a righteous anger. we are angry at what leaders of this religion fail to say. >> reporter: activists head back to the districts on sunday and will attempt to turn the energy into votes. julie? >> julie: caroline shivley reporting from washington, thank you so much, gregg. >> gregg: the results of the highly anticipated straw poll are in. 2,000 conservatives voters putting in their two cents worth deciding who should run in 2012. here it is, according to the family research council, congressman mike pence is the winner. come in second, mike huckabee followed by m
. >> put that on the list. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report." fair, balanced and unafraid. on-line show is now. >> a bizarre hours long hostage stand-off ends with a dead suspect in suburban d.c. and a world of questions. tonight, the man who wanted the discovery tv networks to save the planet and went to their corporate headquarters with a gun. what may have been explosives and a long list of demands. plus you are looking live, the east room in the white house. any minute now, we're expecting the president to make an appearance with the leaders involved in the brand new round of mideast peace talks. senior white house correspondent major garrett has all the details live. plus hurricane warning. earl has strengthened again and is now charting its course. tonight from north carolina to maine. what to watch and when. i'm sheppard smith. the news starts now. >> all along the eastern seaboard, the feds are warning be ready to go. some folks in north carolina already scrambling to get out of harm's way. >> on hatteras and the islands, they
, is the u.s. still making any use of military bases and oman as in the past? >> i think we have military cooperation with oman, as we do with many countries, but i will defer the specifics to the pentagon. >> do you have any comment on the new japanese foreign minister? will the secretary have a bilateral meeting with him next week? >> we appreciated his many contributions to the u.s.-japan alliance and his role as foreign minister and we look for to working with him in his new capacity as general secretary of the dpj, and we will continue to work closely with the government of japan and the foreign minister across a broad range of issues between our nations. i am confident there will be high level meetings with japan coming up next week, but i will defer it to announcements that others will make on specifics of the bilaterals. >> we were just told before you got up here you would be making the announcement. >> no, no, there are some meetings the secretary will have, some that the president will have. >> can you go through the secretary's meetings as they are scheduled? >> we are relucta
of change that i voted for. >> we have felt like a piÑata. maybe you don't feel like you're whacking us with a stick, but we certainly feel like we've been whacked with a stick. >> i was really inspired by you and your campaign and the message you brought and that inspiration is dying away. it feels like the american dream is not attainable. >> as the president and his party battle the political headwinds, republicans tried to shake off the bush years. this week, the gop house hierarchy unveiled a pledge to america, a glossy 21-page manifesto of what the public agenda would look like if republicans returned to the helm. in politics where perception can mold reality, democrats are flooding the zone with private pollings showing dozens of difficult races still within their reach. it is not over yet. >>> today, 37 days to the election. >> many of these races are going to get a lot closer and it's going to be a late night. >> we are joined by the senate's number two democrat, dick durbin, and one of the senate's two independents, joe lieberman. then -- >> we will return to the principles th
for spending your time with us. cnn saturday continues right now. >>> good morning. the gloves are off. those are the words of republican senator lisa markkowski who lost her primary race. she has a new plan. she wants the voters to write her name in. also, today is the day the well could be dead, completely, sealed off, never to be heard from again. we will give you the latest details on this latest method they are using to finally kill this thing, once and for all. from the cnn center, this is cnn saturday morning, 10:00 a.m. here in atlanta, georgia. 9:00 a.m. in fayetteville arkansas. good morning. i'm t.j. holms. thank you for being here. >>> pope benedict is in london. he has a lot going on today, including taking care of the faithful. some 80,000, that's a live picture you are seeing, they are expecting some 80,000 to show up to hyde park trying to make their way to see the pope. he will be having a prayer vigil. he is not expected for another couple of hours. they are already making their way there. we will take you to london. >>> a texas high school star quarterback and a straight "a
victim on this. >> out of time. liz, thank you. >> bye-bye. >> that does it for us. i'm eric shawn in new york. america's news headquarters is coming up. >> i'm jamie colby. have a great day, everybody. thank you for being with us. thank you for being with us. >> take care. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> shannon: political showdown. game-changer in alaska. after losing the g.o.p. primary, senator lisa murkowski mounts a write-in bid to keep her seat in washington. we'll get reaction from the republican nominee and tea party favorite, joe miller. >>> back home, sarah shourd, an american woman released from iran after more than a year in detention is back in the u.s. today. we'll have a live report. hurricane igor, big waves pound bermuda beaches as the islanders rush to board up windows, fill sandbag and stock up on water and food and supplies. all of this as word the b.p. oil spill is finally oil over to. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters from the nation's capitol starts right now. alaska senator lisa murkowski is defending her decision to continue cam
palin, for you endorsement. because she got behind -- she got behind us weary folks and gave us a boost of encouragement when we needed it and she was a vote against the politics of personal distraction. >> let's take a look at the national map to get a sense of how wide the power is. i think, of sarah palin. we got a map like in the election time. look at those greens. there's the primary picks and the green spots are where she picked a winner coast to coast. richard wolfe, that adds up to almost 50 candidates she had a big hand in helping out. when they lose, they can be even better help because they got nothing to do than help you. it's sometimes smarter. we're going to talk about jimmy carter later. he built a campaign by backing people that lost races. >> endorsements, old-style politics. in this new world, she can help raise money. she's mobilizing votes. the shocking thing is how much the republican party has failed to get republicans out to vote. >> turn out in delaware was great. >> the republican base is turning out with surges now. who established the best turnout models? geo
. >> it is time for us to bust the beltway bubble. >> we are gathered today at the beginning of the end of the pelosi-led congress on capitol hill. >> sean: with just 43 days left before the november elections democrats have found enemy number one delaware's christine o'donnell. after her primary tuesday they wasted no time orchestrating a smear campaign against her. friday bill maher led the charge trying to suggest she dabbled in witchcraft as a high schooler. o'donnell gave the response. >> bill wanted ratings, i gave him ratings. this was high school! >> sean: nonetheless, maher's fellow liberals took his cue and continued to attack o'donnell and the tea party phaeft that backed her so strongly. >> when you an -- >> when you call her on something she says everybody is playing negative politics. >> i think it is going to be bad for the republican party. >> some of these core positions of the candidates don't resonate with independent and moderate voters. >> the wicken voight could be an real -- vote that could be a value. >> reporter: the mainstream media of course there to grease th
, the local police chief here confirmed that the gunman was shot dead at 4:48 eastern and officers used lethal force to take him out. he confirmed that the suspect which we identified as james lee entered the building at approximately 1:00 eastern. he carried with him a vest, and also a gun. in addition, we learned a few minutes ago he had two boxes. and two back packs. police here are still work ing under the theory that the boxes and back packs still in the building behind me may contain explosives. we learned that negotiation process or a communication began with the gunman. it went on for a couple of hours and then around 4:00, things were not going well and the tension was ratcheting up. at this point, tactical officers had moved in to the ground forearea of the discover -- ground floor area of the discovery building and they were able to see the gunman james lee with a camera that was now in place. just before 4:48, the suspect pulled out the handgun and pointed it at the hostage. one of the hostages. it was at that point that the police here felt that the hostages were in imminent dange
to change washington by the new can't days so useful. >> reporter: [ inaudible ] he scored it grass roots 7, establishment 0. islam was also a big topic. bill bennett spoke about terrorist acts made in the name of islam and some islamic leaders who have not repudiated those acts. >> we are angry at what this religion has done to itself and to us this is a righteous anger. we are angry at what leaders of this religion failed to say >> reporter: activists head back to their districts sunday where they will attempt to turn this energy into votes. >>> political fight in alaska reaching to washington. we told you at the top of the show, incumbent murkowski indicating she has no intention of abandoning alaska's senate race despite her upset loss in the gop primary. we are told by a murkowski insider the senator feeling encouraged by a new poll showing her prospects against the other nominees in november, including gop nominee joe miller, are good if she runs as an independent. the same source acknowledging the move still means murkowski must overcome tough odds. this new development potentially t
's out there as well. rob marciano here with us in atlanta in the extreme weather center. it's just a messy one. >> it is, welcome, john. not only do we have all of that happening but right now two tornado warnings out for parts of virginia and north carolina. let's go to the magic wall. kyra tuck county, northeastern parts of north carolina, and matthews county, the pink polygons that you see here these are tornadoes. and both of these cells are moving north at 40 miles an hour. so moving very, very quickly. this saul within a tornado watch that empasses a big swath of real estate across the mid-atlantic until 1:00 this afternoon. so this is -- you know, we have remnants of a tropical system which was only around for a little bit. and we got a tremendous amount of rain. flooding a huge issue. boy, i'll tell you some of the areas that we've already seen flooding in, like wilmington, 7 inches of rainfall. that's just in 24 hours. and that doesn't include, john, the 10 inches that they had two days earlier. they could very well end up with 20 inches of rainfall without a hurricane the
in u.s. history, word tonight the blownout well is finally sealed. back on shore, the american woman jailed in iran more than a year is finally home and declaring her innocence. shourd meeting with reporters earlier today in manhattan. calling for the release of her two companions who remain in prison in iran. the 32-year-old accused of espionage insists she and her friends are not spies. >> my hope is that by learning who we are and how we came to be in this diverse and fascinating region of the world, directly from my lips, it will help clear up any doubt and end shane and josh's detention. >> shourd was freed last tuesday after officials in oman, an ally of course of both iran and the u.s., mediated a $500,000 bail. we don't know who posted that bail and peter doocy in the studio with the latest, hi there, peter. >> after 400 days in iran's prison, sar shourd is back in the united states. she expressed sincere thanks to the religious leaders of iran and no details how she was treated in jail and said at that prison left her spirit bruised, but not broken and fiance and friends wer
, savannah. this was the worst helicopter crash in about four years for u.s. troops. nine troops dead. this happened in zabul province, which is in the south-southeastern section of afghanistan. an area where the taliban controls much of the territory and where coalition forces have been stepping up their attempts to push the taliban out. we are told this crash happened about 4:00 this morning, local time. the military says that there were no reports of enemy fire. that the crash is still under investigation. now, despite the fact that there were no reports of enemy fire, the taliban has called news organizations, including a call here at nbc news in kabul, to claim responsibility for the attack. they say they shot the helicopter down. the taliban often does that, claims responsibility for things that turn out to be accidents. and indeed, most of the helicopter crashes here have turned out to be accidents. maintenance problems, the incredible amount of dust in the air. this is the deadliest year for coalition forces. after today's crash, 525 coalition forces have died this year. 351 o
was just given that update. >> whitmore will be our guest and he will let us know about this organization and what they meant by they would soon join their dead relatives in heaven. i will be interviewing him live in moments from now. meantime, after over a year in captivity and a notorious iranian prison, one of three american hikers who lost her way on the iraq-iran border is back in america. she is here in new york will in fact, she just spokey united nations where she maintains her innocence in the uh fair. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime, and we are not spies. we in no way intended harm to the government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding lead to our detention and prolonged imprisonment. >> her fiancee, shane and their friend josh remain in tehran's prison. >>> also in new york city, prap not a coincidence -- perhaps not a coincidence, the iranian president meeting with the secretary general. this week he will be attending meetings at the united nations' general assembly. we go now live to washington wit
. at least 29 people died. another 110 wounded. i want to thank you, as always, for being with us here on this cnn sunday morning. now time for me to hand it over to candy crowley and "state of the union." >>> the last acts of the primary season ended with an explosion in delaware's republican senate race. >> oh, my gosh. >> christine o'donnell, the favorite of tea party activists beat establishment candidate, congressman mike castle. and the decision by alaska senator lisa murkowski to fight back against the tea party candidate who won the primary. inside the republican party, the chatter of civil war. among democrats, the feeling that there's an opportunity here. >>> today, democrats look for an opening in the republican party divide. exclusive interviews with alaska senator lisa murkowski and tim kaine, chairman of the democratic national committee. >> they're chasing after moderate candidates and hence they're moderate voters. >>> also this morning, tea party kingmaker, senator jim demint. >> they're madder at the democrats than they are at the republicans right now. >>> i'm candy
's it for "cost of freedom," everybody. thank you for joining us. thank you for joining us. have a great weekend! captioned by closed captioning services, inc >>> 2012 hopefuls testing the waters in washington, as christian conservatives fight to make sure social issues are heard. family research council president tony perkins will announce the values voters straw poll winners this afternoon and he joins us live this hour. alaska senator lisa murkowski has re-entered that state senate race, but the republican establishment isn't too happy. we'll tell you why they are hanging out with the tea party this time around. afghans head to the polls today but will a string of taliban attacks keep the electorate away? is this a referendum on how the war is going? hello. i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live starts right now. a couple over hours, the g.o.p. will get an early indicator as to who a group of influential conservatives support for a 2012 white house run. results of a highly anticipated straw poll of 2,000 social conservatives attending a value voters summit will be announced this
the east coast. dave price is live on the scene and will tell us where it's headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it's time to move on and put the focus back on our home soil. >> our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who lost their jobs back to work. >> we'll hear from both sides of the aisles in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> and the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it's about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, he'll make a full recovery "early" this wednesday morning, september 1, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. morning to the folks outside. good crowd out there already on the corner of a59th and 5th. i'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. a lot of energy at the top of the hour
't show us enough of his heart last night. >> sean: where is this yes we can and all the excitement how about the words not only do i support our troops, not only does george bush. but they were successful. we were victorious. >> it was in a way under presidental. i feel the same way. we couldn't expect him to admit a miss -- a mistake. he vehemently opposed this as well as vice president biden. he used in the same breath talking about bush's strategy with the surge in iraq in 2007, the same breath he patted himself on the back for his troop surge in afghanistan. this was more about him than the successes -- >> reporter: imitation is the sincerest form of flatter they are duplicateing bush in afghanistan. he would not have been able to give that speech last night had he or joe biden had their way. >> look, i don't think is lost on any of the american public this is part of obama's problem. at the root of all of obama's political problems is this inability to reveal anything that anyone can grab on to. he doesn't have political problems -- maybe he does he did choose the wrong policy now
, senator. >> major mike almy joins us live. >>> and the senator standing for reelection by write-in scores a sad own goal against her own campaign. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >>> today in the united states senate, language in the defense authorization bill that would let the military "don't ask, don't tell" fell to defeat. senate republicans, in fact, took the historic step of filibustering the entire defense authorization bill in order to maintain the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. they would not even allow debate on the defense bill because it included that language to let the military repeal its own policy on keeping gay people out of the military. and so we don't have a bill to fund the military this year. at least so far. and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy lives. what happens next? well, here is a clue. when i interviewed vice president joe biden less than a week ago, i asked him why if the administration was so opposed to "don't ask, don't tell," why were they still implementing it? why were they still discharging openly gay members of the u.s. military now that
left this evening. that you for being with us. the news continues, have a great night. >> greta: this is a fox news alert. another alaska republican is going rogue this time it is united states senator lisa murkowski. three weeks ago was knocked out of the republican primary in alaska. moments from now we expect her to announce that she is now running for reelection as a write-in candidate. she was beat the primary by joe miller backed by governor palin and the tea party express. in minutes, joe miller is going on the record to respond to the latest political stunner that is rocking the nation. but first, former speaker of the house newt gingrich goes on the record. mr. speaker, nice to see you. >> great to be back with you. >> greta: these are wild times, am i wrong? >> unbelievable times. i've been active, i've studied politics since 1958. i became a volunteer in 1960 i don't remember any time where you had seven upsets in u.s. senate primaries. and the establishment candidate lost all seven. it is just amazing. you just watch around the country, who knows what november is goi
secretary robert gates is meeting with u.s. and iraqi forces. this is taking place at camp ramadi. this is video from just a short time ago. secretary gates telling american soldiers they'll still work with iraqis on kourcounterterrorism do a lot of training and advising. >>> last night president obama paying tribute to the americans who served in the war. nearly 1 1/2 million troops. he didn't give any credit to former president bush's surge strategy. >> because of our troops, and civilians, and because of the resilience of the iraqi people, iraq has the opportunity to embrace a new destiny. even though many challenges remain. so tonight i am announcing that the american combat mission in iraq has ended. "operation iraqi freedom" is over and the iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country. >> our team of reporters covering this story like only cnn can from all sides of the globe this morning. suzanne malveaux is at the white house. getting reaction from the administration. chris lawrence is with our american forces in camp victory in iraq. chris, s
intrigue on the internal anxiety over the afghanistan war. >>> plus -- >> she quit working for us and worked only for herself. what kind of political admaker turns an opponents head into a giant, floating blimp? you will meet the man. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm chuck todd. by the way, yesterday was the last day of summer, so why not have reports about the last day of summers. we're about 40 plus days to election day. we're going to begin with another palace intrigue story. that's the bob woodward book. the news is already started to leak out thanks to the "new york times" finding the book in it. in it, some of the battles within the obama administration over the war. vick, it looks like woodward is creating characterable moments about things that have leaked out. >> that's a good way to put it. bob woodward has done it again, you guys. appare apparently, a lot of west wing china got broken. you remember those three-hour strategy sessions in the basement of the west wing last fall. apparently now, it was an administration at odds with it. at one point, the
the defense secretary robert gates is in iraq meeting with u.s. troops as they formally end their combat mission there. gates's plan touched down hours after president obama told americans it was time to turn the page on iraq. fewer than 50 nourks troops rema remain. president obama did not declare victory in iraq but did say the u.s. gave the iraqi people a chance to shape their future. tracie potts has the latest from washington. >> reporter: now with the military operation in iraq over, president obama says our next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with dwcombat troo out of iraq, he announced a new mission. >> restore our economy and put the millions of americans back to work. >> reporter: he blamed massive deficits of financing a decade of war with borrowed money. his focus now, jobs and afghanistan. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests nor the afghan peoples. >> reporter: republicans criticize the president for opposing the bush surge that turned it around in iraq. >> some leaders who fought tooth and nail to
your strengths. work and wages. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "countdown" with keith olbermann starts right now. >>> which of these stories will you be talking about tomorrow? from fighting the establishment to become it. the tea party has its fifth senatorial candidate who immediately steers away from the tea party. >> the reason we're here today is because of the alaskan voter. the volunteer network that was such an important part of our campaign and all the various endorse mts we got. >> fired up? ready to go? no? can you fake it? the afl-cio's urgent effort to reignite voter enthusiasm. our guest, union president richard triumphka. allan simpson again. first the lesser people. then the head of the older women's league should get a real job. now criticizing vietnam vets because they have been given too many benefits. benefits for which simpson voted as senator. >>> unmitigated gall. the biggest lie. the worst foreign policy decision in american history. and the bushies still want an ftd thank you bouquet for it. >> he couldn't be direct about the surge.
that responsibility. to use those resources properly. to rebuild their country and establish some kind of democratic government there in iraq. you know, he also pointed out, however, that since the u.s. military will remain there for some time, he's still optimistic that all of the u.s. military could be out by the end of 2011 and pointed out that if that were to change, the iraqis would be the ones that would have to change it and gates himself doesn't think that would be politically viable for the iraqis to do that. and, finally, when asked if the war was worth it, gates, actually, thought about this for a minute before saying, look, the problem is no matter how much success the u.s. military may have had, how much success the u.s. government will have in the coming months in helping put together some kind of democratic institutions there in iraq, the war itself will always be clouded by the fact that the u.s. went to war on an invalid proposition that saddam hussein had the weapons of mass destruction. >> all right, nbc jim mic miklaszewski at the pentagon for us. thank you, mik. >> you bet. >>>
the line? >> the fbi has long used them as an example, has long had resources devoted to both. i will tell you going back to 2007 and 2008, they have had to devote increasing resources to this domestic extremist. we've seen cases, we've seen arrests in places like michigan as a result of those resources. >> bart, there's two big issues in your piece. number one, these groups, militia groups that have spread up under the patriot banner, if you will, correct me if i'm mischaracterizing it. then the lone wolfs, people who radicalized themselves and share information on the internet. one of them is the holocaust museum shooter. you say in your reporting, i made phone calls to verify this, that he shot the guard in the holocaust museum, but they found that he wanted to kill david axelrod, the president's top adviser. >> that's absolutely right. he considered a number of targets and he thought the president, himself, was too hard to get to. in his world view the jews ran everything, obama was a puppet on what he called his jew owners. in that sense axelrod was a more valuable target to him than
. we cannot depend upon a government that is going bankrupt. it is making us more energetic and we had more volunteers come into the campaign than any other time and it is not bad for fundraising. >>neil: it is interesting on the establishment, not all, but some of the establishment republicans who have lost races to tea partiers like yourself, that is oversimplifying it, but mike castle comes to mind looking at a write in candidacy, and not going quietly into the night. what message is that sending? >>guest: well, liberals have a tough time giving up power. that is the message. we can see that. in both of their actions. and in addition we understand that in order to change the system it is not going to be easy. these folk are not going to lose or leave their power, it will require effort. this is not an election where everything changes at once but the american people, alaska, needs to understand we will have to move forward. >>neil: in the case of senator murkowski, she can keep senior post through the end of her term and the republican party is in the fighting her on that. doesn't s
-- >> stephanie, great to have you with us tonight. >>> tonight our text survey question, i asked you, do you think that the tea party shares your values? 8% said of you said yes. 92% of you said, no. have a great weekend. that's "the ed show." chris matthews and "hardball" is next. see you monday. >>> palin gives iowa a try. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews, down in washington, leading off tonight, the senator from delaware. that's right. the prominence of christine odon thel week, tells you how much the republican party has changed. at least for now. the grand ole party is history. this week's primary voting especially in delaware has changed the calculus. less for this november than for november 2012. if you're a classic lineup, well, if you're a classic lineup the endorsement's big money establishment republican like mitt romney, you've had a very bad week. who had a good week? the candidate who wasn't in today's obama-bashing viewers values summit here in washington, sarah palin. this is her parent now. the only question is what she wants to do herself, run or
'll throw us off the island. that's all right. we'll just camp somewhere else. >>> in virginia, the navy is also preparing, ready to move 35 ships at naval station norfolk out of harm's way if necessary. >>> and not knowing what earl will do, people like these boaters are going ahead and making plans as far north as massachusetts. another threat, rip currents. red flags posted along many beaches warning about danger. about 65 people were pulled from the water in virginia beach yesterday. a hurricane couldn't come for a worst time for business that depends on tourism dollars from the labor day weekend. some travelers are starting to cancel hotel reservations ahead of the storm. before we bring in chad myers, i want to show you this video from one of our i-reporters. earl whipped up very strong winds in saint kit's, causing some boats to wash ashore. this was yesterday in saint kits. let's do what we have to do. this is your hurricane headquarters at cnn, and when there is a hurricane, chad is our man on it. chad, what have you got? >> ali, the problem with this storm is that it's not a ca
the best word to use. these voters have been used, either going republican for years or falling out of interest and helping republicans get elected. now they can all organize, they can all get on facebook, they can contact these candidates pretty easily and get revved up and drive up votes in a way they didn't used to. one twhoing point out. it is not just that they're electing tea party nominees instead of the establishment choices, the republicans are who have are not being defeated by the tea party, john mccain, for example, end up agreeing with them on the issues. the tea party has been really good, better than the democratic base, at moving the party in the direct they want. the more conservative direction. >> at this point we might as well add marko rubio and make it six versus five. do you have a sense, did miss angle give us more information than she wanted to by talking about the rhetoric of the primary versus the rhetoric of the general? any sense of who will try move away from the work stream positions to take softer angle, no pun intended? >> sharron angle has been refre
, not a run. i'm not getting on the train to da if there's running. >> there will be no running from us. we got a golf cart. i got, like, those tony soprano sweats, velour and we'll be smoking. we're in new york, we have msnbc and "time" magazine analyst laura halprin. chris jansing and in washington, d.c., nbc political analyst pat buchanan. i don't know if pat is lathered up by what happened last night. pat, we'll get to you in a minute. i was awakened though in the middle of the night by a three-alarm -- not tweet, a three-alarm column by mark halprin, framing last night in opinion pox lip tick terms for the republican party. >> so apocalyptic. republicans were taking a senate seat, there was a building block to get back to the senate majority. it's gone barring some truly unforeseeable development. absolute binary switch. republicans now almost impossible to come up with a way they get the ten-seat majority. in the longer term it shows the republican party has a huge problem. they've benefit friday the tea party movement so far. they'll benefit in november but maybe having a huge, huge
on their situation. a reporter will join us live later on. >>> in the meantime in this country, bp's broken well in the gulf of mexico is about to be permanently sealed. today bp officials pumped cement into the bottom of the well. once cement is set, a final pressure test will be conducted. if that's successful, the well will be officially declared dead. it ruptured five months ago causing the largest oil spill in u.s. history. joining us by phone, the u.s. coast guard's on scene incident commander, rear admiral. thanks so much for your time. give me an how relieved you are at this juncture because of this progress taking place today? >> fredricka, that's certainly good news the well is dead but certainly the operation lives on. we're actually 66 days since no oil was discharged from that well. we still have 600 miles of shoreline from florida to louisiana that have been impacted. in fact, today i have over 25,000 people out there doing very intense and high heat conditions cleanup along those 600 miles. that will continue for some period of time. another concern has been, where did the rest of
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